Golden Jubilee - To celebrate his Golden Jubilee in the priesthood Fr. Flynn will celebrate Mass at 7.30pm on Saturday, 8th June in St. Senan’s Church, Kilmacow. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Community Centre, Everyone is welcome to attend.
Confirmation - Best wishes to all those who will make their Confirmation at a special Mass in St. Senan’s Church, Kilmacow at 11.00am on Saturday, 1st June.
Women’s Mini Marathon - As usual there will be a large contingent from Kilmacow participating in the Women’s Mini- Marathon in Dublin on June Bank Holiday Monday (3rd June). Anyone interested in travelling on the minibus organised should contact Deirdre at 086-1226247. Best of luck to all taking part.
Little South Run - The 12th Annual Little South Run will take place in Kilmacow at 2.00pm on Sunday, 9th June. Funds raised from the event are in aid of the Hospice Movement and sponsorship cards are available from St. Senan’s Athletics Club and from Kilmacow hospice Support Group.
Clothing appeal for Dochas Nasamu Orphanage - A clothing collection will take place in the car-park at Shamrock Grove, Kilmacow on Thursday morning, 30th May, until 12.15pm in aid of the Dochas Nasamu Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. This AIDS orphanage is Irish built and Irish run. The appeal will accept ladies, gents and children’s clothing, household linen, sheets, blankets, soft toys, handbags etc.
Medal Presentations - Kilmacow Hurling & Football Club will host a medal presentation night in Irish’s Bar, Ballykeoghan, at 9.00pm on Sunday, 2nd June. The medals to be presented are to the Junior B and Under 21’s teams for their respective wins in 2012 competitions. All are welcome to come along.
Busy Week for our U10 Hurlers - The Kilmacow U10 hurlers had a hectic week and enjoyed three games as we traversed the county.
James Stephens - On Monday night the 20th of May we welcomed James Stephens to the Kilmacow complex for a Go Games match. A cold evening was warmed up by committed displays of hurling from four teams the two clubs fielded. Honours finished even on the night. In the second match effective use of ground hurling and strong tackling allowed David Williams and Donnacdha Williams to take some good scores as a resolute full back line of Ciaran Murray and Josh Maher supplied a lot of ball forward. The first game ended in James Stephens favour despite the hardest efforts of James Walsh, Harry Twomey, Paddy Regan and Ted Doyle.
Rower Inistioge - On Wednesday evening the 22nd of May a nearly full panel of 17 hurlers travelled to the Rower Inistioge. A beautiful clear evening in which the very scenic surroundings took second place to the action on the pitch. Again results were shared evenly between the two clubs. The first game saw Kilmacow take a strong lead early in the first half but an excellent spell of hurling by the Rower saw them take the lead early in the second half. Great hurling by Calum Regan, Nick Cass, Sean Dowling and two goal scorer Robbie Kelly Corcoran saw the advantage swing to Kilmacow. In the second game the Rower Inistioge lead throughout but the game was brightened for Kilmacow by a fantastic double save by Dev Lowe and tireless work from full back Evan Walsh, Lorcan Suffin in mid-field and Adam Thompson in the forwards.
Nowlan Park “Field of Dreams”- On Saturday 25th our team travels to Nowlan Park to participate in the U10 Go Games Festival of Hurling hosted by the County games development officers, James Meagher and Brian Ryan. Kilmacow were drawn to play Danesfort. Each club fielded two teams and the quality of the two games matched the quality of the surroundings. The teams played at the O’Loughlin’s end of the Park. The first game saw Kilmacow triumph by a single point in a game marked by high skill. The second game took off from the start as two fully committed teams went toe to toe with a last minute goal for Danesfort deciding the game. The stand out features of this game were a dazzling display of goalkeeping by Fionn Walsh, effective hard work by our full forward Darragh Kelly who let no ball out easy and a commanding display at full back from Jack O’Neill. When the final whistle was blown for the hurling match both sets players shook hands to a good round of applause from the mentors and assembled parents. The two teams then played 10 minutes of Gaelic Football and when our team overcame the novelty of using mouth guards they applied themselves manfully to the game, Paddy Regan displaying particular skill.Thanks to the parents, drivers and supporters for their help in what was a very busy week, but the great improvement in the team’s standard of hurling was there for all to see.
Kilmacow Joker Jackpot - The Jackpot in Kilmacow Soccer Club’s Joker Jackpot for the coming week is €735. Tickets cost €2 and are available from members of the Soccer Club Committee.
Kilmacow Lotto - The winning numbers in last week’s lotto were 3, 10, 14 and 27. There was one Match 3 winner. The Jackpot for next Thursday night is €10,350.